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Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #201 (WUR) , NY,
The MS in Medicinal Chemistry program is separate from the MA in Chemistry program. The Department of Chemistry also offers a combined BS/MS in Medicinal Chemistry program.


Our program is large enough -- in terms of faculty, equipment, and research expenditures -- to support world class research in all areas of chemistry. And yet, at the same time, we are small enough to have a well-integrated department. Our researchers work collaboratively within research groups, across research groups, and even across departments to identify and solve diverse scientific challenges. The broad-based strength of the department combined with the dynamic, creative environment makes chemistry research at UB exciting -- because it is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and collaborative.

Prerequisites and admission procedures for the MS in Medicinal Chemistry program are identical to those required for admission to the MA in Chemistry program. Although a BS in chemistry is an optimal prerequisite, students with bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, or biological sciences may qualify if their background in the chemical sciences is of sufficient scope and depth.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry  
  • Physical Methods of Inorganic Chemistry  
  • Physical Chemistry 
  • Analytical Chemistry  
  • Statistics and Instrumentation 
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Topics: Materials Chemistry 
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry Topics: Chemistry of Materials  

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: 3

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

                  The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                The UB Graduate School requires a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent for admission. Applicants should also demonstrate aptitude in the physical sciences and mathematics, as evidenced by their undergraduate transcripts. The General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and three letters of recommendation are required for admission. GRE scores in the 50th percentile or higher are desirable. The Chemistry GRE subject test is strongly encouraged but not required.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  44420 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                • National

                  44420 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                • In-State

                  21740 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 10870 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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                Living costs for Buffalo

                • 920 - 1560 USD/month
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